It was August of 2000. I had come out of retirement the year before to ride basically just my horses. I was at Saratoga at the Oklahoma track from early spring getting my 3-year old filly and my 4-year old gelding ready to run. The gelding, named Makes More Sense (stable name Junior), was a … More Jockey Sherry Mickle: Out of Retirement to the Spa!
“Diane came to New England the same time I did in 1986. She was such a wonderful, upbeat person. All she wanted to do was ride and win. That winter of 86-87, she had a wonderful duel for the riding title with David Moore. It was all done with the greatest sportsmanship and they dead-heated … More The Great Jockey Diane Nelson: RIP “Ponytail”
FIRST MOUNT Debbie Downing is a retired jockey. She started riding in 1977 at all of the New England tracks, even the “bullrings” – the bush league tracks. She rode during a time when women jockeys had it incredibly tough, tough to break into the sport, tough to be taken seriously. These were the 70’s, … More Jockey Debbie Downing: Riding to Win
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